Program 67-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

Keep the Fire Burning this NAIDOC Week! Power to Country is reconnecting a network of First Nations people with sustainable solutions to support them to return to Country. GARUWA is a First Nations led creative agency dedicated to the practice of intergenerational storytelling and Genevieve Grieves, a proud Worimi woman, and Co-Creator and Creative Director, talks us through the film and the campaign for Shirley Simon to return to her homelands on the West Island, in the remote Northern Territory’s Gulf Carpentaria. Power to Country is screening at Carriageworks and in selected venues across Australia. Pereginations is an exhibition that extends over the five spaces of the Watch House Gallery in Balmain. The artist Rita Orsini is French and based in Sydney’s Inner West working across paintings, object design, sound installation, and jewellery. The work presented includes a multisensory installation of, light and sound. She talks us through the exhibition and program of events. Performance artist Vashti Hughes, will be on duty as the BONDI Fashion Police at the Goulds St Street Party, which happens next weekend as a wrap-up event of ths year’s BONDI FESTIVAL.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

Playlist

Orbiting Telesto by Jimi Tenor with Cold Diamond & Mink (int)

Release: Is There Love In Outer Space

Daylight feat. Ellen Beth Abdi by Jamie Finlay (int)

Release: Sun Dogs

Windows by Sugar Candy Mountain (int)

Release: 666

INTERVIEW: Genevieve Grieves, Co-creator and Creative Director, GARUWA by FILM: Power to Country – CARRIAGEWORKS – 21 July (nat)

Release: https://powertocountry.com/

A Song For You by A Song For You (int)

Release: Home

Kenny’s Groove by Batavia Collective (int)

Release: Primasuara

INTERVIEW: Rita Orsini, artist by EXHIBITION: Peregrinations – https://www.ateliersorsini.com.au/peregrinations (loc)

Release: The Watch House Gallery, 179 Darling Street, Balmain – Sat-Sun 13-14 + 20-21 July 2024

Poetry among friends: 2pm Sunday 14 July 2024 by Register to attend: https://www.ateliersorsini.com.au/cours (loc)

Why You Lied by Forest Law (int)

Release: Zero

Playful by Private Joy (int)

Release: Desire

INTERVIEW: Vashti Hughes – BONDI Fashion Police by GOULDS STREET PARTY – 11am-4pm Sunday 21 July (loc)

Release: https://www.bondifestival.com.au/event/gould-st-street-party/

Season One by The Vegetable Plot (loc)

Release: GOULDS STREET PARTY

Wendy Sharpe Fundraiser Art Auction: Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia to support their work for women with obstetric fistula by Campaign name: Wendy Sharpe’s Art for Hamlin (loc)

Release: Dates: 17th to 25th July 2024 Where: hamlin.org.au/artauction (this goes to a ‘holding’ page at the moment but when the auction goes live it will

Hakawati by Sadeedo (int)

Release: The Desert Island

FILM: The Koalas | http://www.thekoalasfilm.com/ by Roseville screening, Wednesday 17th July 6.30pm https://www.rosevillecinemas.com.au/movie/the-koalas | Roseville- Stuart Blanch, Diana Pryde, Emma Hu (loc)

Release: Newtown screening, Thursday 18th July 6.15pm https://newtown.dendy.com.au/movie/the-koalas/

Program 66-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

It’s Supporter Drive on Eastside in present tense, but you will hear about the Past Continuous, by Julie Rrap, which opens at the MCA and features the artist’s groundbreaking feminist landmark installation, Disclosures: A Photographic Construct (1982). Wendy Sharpe is celebrated for her expressive works that observe the human condition and in Spellbound at the AGNSW, she presents an aesthetic journey into the nature of creativity. As part of the program she is an artist in residence with a live mural painting in a working space with furniture, object and paintings from her Sydney Studio. The BONDI FESTIVAL opens in July, and we explore the program with Chris Bendall, Artistic Director of the Bondi Pavilion. Opera Australia’s Angela Hogan will be performing three roles in Puccini’s Ill Trittico, which the audience will see three one-act operas with three directors.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

onDemand: Arts Friday on Eastside

Playlist

Love Heart Cheat Code by Hiatuskaiyote (nat)

Release: Love Heart Cheat Code

INTERVIEW: Wendy Sharpe by EXHIBITION: SPELLBOUND AGNSW – 11 August (loc)

Release: Artist in Residence events: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/wendy-sharpe/related-events/

OSAKA by Athletic Progression (int)

Release: cloud high in dreams, but heavy in the air

BONDI FESTIVAL 5 – 21 July 2024 by INTERVIEW: Chris Bendall, Artistic Director, Bondi Pavillion (loc)

Release: https://www.bondifestival.com.au/

Aether + Vassallo album release: Unbroken by 7pm Saturday 29 June – https://events.humanitix.com/aether-vassallo-album-launch (loc)

Release: Annandale Creative Arts

National Indigenous Art Fair 2024 by Overseas Passenger Terminal on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th Jun (loc)

Release: https://www.niaf.com.au/

INTERVIEW: Juli Rrap by EXHIBITION: Past Continuous (loc)

Release: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Animal Instinct by Special Feelings (nat)

Release: WA Australia

Lament for the Sky by AcidSlop (nat)

Release: Freedom to Talk

INTERVIEW: Angela Hogan by PERFORMANCE: ILL TRITTICO 3-19 July (loc)

Release: Opera Australia

Program 65-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

The Real Refuses returns for an exhibition of those art works that have been rejected for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes. This is the 28th year that the Manager of Tap Gallery, Lesley Dimmick, has been going to the AGNSW Dock to invite artists to participate, and we hear from her. Pretty Unsettling is an exhibition at Damien Minton, that is a presentation of well known iconic Australian impressionist paintings that alters traditional readings through inserting humorous images of creatures and characters. The artist, MOOK explains more about his practice. Acclaimed German conductor Johannes Fritzch, joins us to talk us through his leading role for Opera Australia’s winter season of the celebrated Italian composer Puccini’s prodution, Tosca.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

onDemand: Arts Friday on Eastside

Playlist

That’s Fine by Pippa Blundell (int)

Release: Single

Ember by Glasshopper (int)

Release: Single

INTERVIEW: Lesley Dimmick, Director TAP Gallery by 28th Real Refuses: Artists not selected for The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes (loc)

Release: Opening: 5-8pm Saturday 22 June 2024

Souvenir by Rosettes (int)

Release: Souvenir

INTERVIEW: MOOK SIMPSON, Artist by EXHIBITION: PRETTY UNSETTLING 26 June – 6 July (loc)

Release: Damien Minton Presents – OPENS 6pm Tuesday 25 June

Chivalry Is Not Dead (Salami Rose Joe Louis Remix) by Hiatus Kaiyote (nat)

Release: Mood Variant (The Remixes)

Shake (ft. Alfa Mist) by JSPHYNX (int)

Release: Reflex

Attachments by Culross Close (int)

Release: Learning to Let Go

INTERVIEW: Johannes Fritzch, Conductor by PRODUCTION: Tosca, Puccini OA (loc)

Release: Sydney Opera House: 25 June – 16 August

L and D by Helena Kay’s KIM Trio (int)

Release: Moon Place

Program 64-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

Garden at the End of Time explores the garden as a politically and culturally charged site. The curators, Anna Kirk and Tai Mitsuji talk us through the exhibition at the Tin Sheds. UNDO THE DAY, brings together work from 10 earlier career and established contemporary artists, exploring the human response to move towards the light when in darkness. We take you to the National Art School Galleries for a walk through with the curator, Gina Mobayed. The Affordable Art Fair opens for its third installment at the Randwick Racecourse Winx Pavilion, with more than 50 independent Australian Galleries, and we find out more from the Fair Director, Stephanie Kelly Gordine.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

onDemand: Arts Friday on Eastside

Playlist

Omega by Qwalia (int)

Release: Abbreviations

five by Black Decelerant (int)

Release: Reflections Vol. 2

Interview: Stephanie Kelly Gordine, Fair Director Australia by Event: Affordable Art Fair – 16 June 2024 (loc)

Release: Royal Randwick Racecourse Winx Pavilion

Doing Our Thing With Pride by Al-Dos Band (int)

Release: Single

Between Spaces by Finn Rees (nat)

Release: Dawn Is A Melody

Gallery walk: Gina Mobayed, Curator by Exhibition: UNDO THE DAY – 3 August (loc)

Release: National Art School Galleries

Juno 60 by Benny Salvador (int)

Release: Gumboot

Into The Blue by Aaron Frazer (int)

Release: Into The Blue

All Seasons by Mohsen Soltany Zand, Cosmogenics (loc)

Release: Performance as part of Refugee Week: 18 June 2024 | https://nas.edu.au/undo-the-day/

Interview: Anna May Kirk and tai Mitsuji, Curators by Exhibition: Garden At The End of Time (loc)

Release: Tin Sheds, Sydney Uni – 19 July | https://www.sydney.edu.au/architecture/about/tin-sheds-gallery/garden-at-the-end-of-time.html

Wiggle Room by Osunlade (int)

Release: Inner Garden

Sound Baja by GAF & The Love Supreme Arkestra (int)

Release: Ganzfeld

Culross Close by Attachments (int)

Release: Learning To Let Go

Program 63-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

Dr Bronwyn Bancroft’s exhibition The Country Cries Truth opens at the State Library of NSW and we hear from the curator, Cherokee Lord. Born in Mexico, raised in Texas, Natalia Trevino will be sharing her poetry in Embrace Home: four female poets with representations of home at the Stanley Street Gallery, and we preview the event which is presented by Poetry Sydney. Window Dressing is a performance that allows us to indulge the voyer within as eight windows of the Chau Chak Wing Building are illuminated in Haymarket for Vivid Festival, and we hear from the Director, Liesel Baddorek.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

onDemand: Arts Friday on Eastside

Playlist

Family Tree by Family Tree (int)

Release: Family Tree

INTERVIEW: Cherokee Lord, Curator, State Library’s Indigenous Engagement Branch by ARTIST: Dr Bronwyn Bancroft (loc)

Release: EXHIBITION: The Country Cries for Truth

Collecttivo Immaginario by Alberoni (int)

Release: Alberoni

PANEL DISCUSSION: Country Cries Truth – Bronwyn Bancroft by 2-3pm Sunday 2 June 2024 (loc)

Release: The Library Auditorium, Lower Ground 1, Macquarie St Building

All Seeds by Don Glori (nat)

Release: Don’t Forget To Have Fun

Discern Define by The Poets of Rhytm (int)

Release: Discern / Define

INTERVIEW: Natalia Trevino, poet – https://www.nataliatrevino.com/about by EVENT: Embrace Home – Four female poets with representations of home, sharing explorations of poetry in two languages (loc)

Release: 3-5pm Saturday 1 June 2024 | https://events.humanitix.com/natalia-trevino-embrace-home

How to Open a Portal by Low Leaf (int)

Release: Red Moon

Flute Punch by JJ Whitefield (int)

Release: Puzzled

The Mystery of Man by Zara Mcfarlane (int)

Release: Sweet Whispers: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

INTERVIEW: Liesel Baddorek, Creative Director by PERFORMANCE: Window Dressing (loc)

Release: VIVID FESTIVAL: https://www.vividsydney.com/event/ideas/window-dressing

Nothingness by JJ Whitefield & Forced Meditation (int)

Release: The Infinity of Nothingness

Program 62-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

The Australian Design Centre 60th Anniversary event and exhibitions program opens. We hear from the nonth artist in the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series, ceramicist Prue Venables and her moninated artist Lauren Joffe. We also hear from a number of people in attendance of the celebration. It’s the 70th German Film Festival and we hear from Palace Cinemas Curator of Film and Screen Culture, Zak Hepburn to explore the program.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

onDemand: Arts Friday on Eastside

Playlist

peck by Oreglo (int)

Release: Not Real People

Australian Design Centre 60th Anniversary Program by May events: 60 Cups Morning Tea [23 May] / Morning Tea Special Talk Series – Every Wednesday in May / Creative Journaling Workshop [25 May] (loc)

Release: Program: australiandesigncentre.com

You Don’t Have To Be by Duckett (int)

Release: Unreasonable Silence

Frutas by Alici (int)

Release: Can’t Keep My Plants Alive

Clear Ambiguity by BRONTOSAURES (int)

Release: Napkin Coal

INTERVIEW: Lauren Joffe by EXHIBITION: Treasures – 1 June 2024 (loc)

Release: Australian Design Centre

Pilgrimage by Jorga Mestin (int)

Release: The Kindest One

INTERVIEW: Prue Venables by Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft (loc)

Release: Australian Design Centre

With Balance by Metronomy (int)

Release: Posse EP Volume 2

New Experiences at Home by Headpiece (int)

Release: Out of the Loop

Curved Lines of the Past by Waclaw Zimpel (int)

Release: Japanese Journal Vol. 1

Program 61-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

A Secondary Eye Gallery opens in Queen Street, Woollahra with a solo exhibition of rare Rover Thomas works from the 1980s and 1990s, some of which have not been seen in public. Rover Thomas was the first Indigenous artist to represent Australia in the Venice Biennale in 1990. Boris Cornelissen is a founding partner and speaks on their aims of developing the secondary market for art and collectibles in Australia. The Sydney Writers Festival Artistic Director, Ann Mossip talks us through this year’s program and we hear from guest curator and poet, Jazz Money, along with featured poet Toby Fitch.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

onDemand: Arts Friday on Eastside

Playlist

Laraaji – Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie by Kronos Quartet & Friends Meet Sun Ra (int)

Release: Outer Spaceways Inc

GALLERY OPENING: A Secondary Eye – Friday 3 May 2024 by INTERVIEW: Boris Cornelissen, Founding partner (loc)

Release: 101-103 Queen Street, Woollahra

Walked off into the distance by Art test – Asta Hiroki’s Folded Music (int)

Release: Single

Sydney Writers Festival: 20-26 May 2024 by INTERVIEW: Ann Mossop, Artistic Director (loc)

Release: https://www.swf.org.au/

Lightgeist by Jonny Drop – Andrew Ashong (int)

Release: Puzzle Dust

Mango Cool by Cheo (int)

Release: Single

INTERVIEW: Jazz Money, Guest Curator of Sydney Writers Festival by https://www.swf.org.au/program (loc)

Release: https://www.jazz.money/

Bewitched by the Sea by Aura Safari and Jimi Tenor (int)

Release: Sensory Blending

Long Day by Brainstory (int)

Release: Ripe EP

INTERVIEW: Toby Fitch, poet and editor by Sydney Writers Festival: https://www.swf.org.au/program/season-2024/a-line-in-the-sand-twenty-years-of-red-room-poetry/ (loc)

Release: Avant Ga Ga [poetry event] https://www.facebook.com/groups/352270972833/

I’ve Got Reasons by The Greyboy Allstars (int)

Release: Get A Job: Music from the Original Broadcast Series Soul Dream

Program 60-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

The Asia Pacific Arts Awards celebrates diaspora artists and arts workers across the Asia Pacific region. The Awards recognise and promote Australian artists, collectives and organisations engaged in creating, and presenting work. Zainab Syed is the Director of International for Creative Australia, explains the strategic objectives and reviewed categories. The Mosman Art Trail takes in 12 scenic locations that follow a series of interpretive signs where you can stand and admire the views that inspired 12 notable paintings from the Mosman Art Gallery’s Balnaves collection. Gallery Director, John Cheeseman, provides insight. A major survey exhibtion by Dale Frank, presents 45 large-scale paintings, sculptures and installations created over the past decade including nine never-before exhibted works. Senior Curator, Katrina Cashman takes us on a Gallery walk of Growers and Showers at the National Art School Gallery.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

Playlist

10:44:49 am

Looking Up by Finn Rees (National Release)

Release: Dawn Is A Melody

10:46:46 am

INTERVIEW: Zainab Syed, Director of International for Creative Australia by 2024 Asia Pacific Arts Awards program (Local Release)

Release: Tuesday, 23 April 2024, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

10:52:42 am

Ear Dreamin – Yohshiaki Ochi by Kankyo Ongaku (International Release)

Release: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music (1980-1990)

11:03:52 am

Awakening ft Theon Cross by Nok Cultural Ensemble (International Release)

Release: Njhyi

11:08:37 am

The Puzzle Dust by Jonny Drop – Andrew Ashong (International Release)

Release: Puzzle Dust

11:17:21 am

EXHIBITION: Dale Frank – Growers and Showers by GALLERY WALK: Katrina Cashman, Senior Curator, National Art School (Local Release)

Release: National Art School Galleries: – 1 June 2024

11:22:58 am

Ride Out The Storm feat. Get Cape, Wear Cape. Fly by Dele Sosimi (International Release)

Release: The Confluence EP

11:34:50 am

Quiet Dawn by Lost From Life (feat. Oliver Night) (International Release)

Release: Single

11:46:25 am

LAUNCH OF EXHIBITION: Mosman Art Trail by INTERVIEW: John Cheeseman, Director, Mosman Art Gallery (Local Release)

Release: OPENS: 30 April 2024 | Original works and educational program at Mosman Gallery

11:59:39 am

Towards The Sun by Mork (International Release)

Release: Astral Visions

Program 59-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

Parramatta-based Filipina–Australian artist Marikit Santiago is the recipient of the 2024 La Prairie Art Award. The acquisitive award was founded in 2022 and supports Australian women artists.  We hear from Marikit at AGNSW, seated in front of her two works displayed as part of the Making Worlds exhibition. Kimberley Hodgson’s latest role as Anita in West Side Story, is a physically challenging dream and we hear from her on what it’s like to perform on the grand stage on the Harbour. Twisted Tales is an exhibition that explores the loss of innocence with adulthood through an unsettling reinvention of childhood figures and their stories.  The artist Lihnida Krstanoska-Blazeska opens her first solo exhibition at gaffa Gallery, and provides insight.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

Arts Friday post: Artist: William Yang | 24th Biennale of Sydney
https://eastsidefm.org/william-yang-biennale-of-sydney/

Arts Friday post: Artist: Marikit Santiago named the 2024 La Prairie Art Award
https://wp.eastsidefm.org/artist-marikit-santiago-named-the-2024-la-prairie-art-award/

Playlist

11:38:05 am

Feed the Fire by Audrey Powne (National Release)

Release: From the Fire

11:48:57 am

INTERVIEW: Kimberly Hodgson by PRODUCTION: West Side Story (Local Release)

Release: Handa Opera – 21 April

11:56:58 am

Boogie Down by Roy Ayers (International Release)

Release: Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings

12:07:04 pm

Story Unavailable by Akram Abdulfattah (International Release)

Release: Palestinian-American

12:12:15 pm

Future on You by Shintaro Quintet (International Release)

Release: Free and Modern Jazz Albums From Japan 1954 – 1988

12:39:21 pm

INTERVIEW: Marikit Santiago, Recipient of the 2024 La Prairie Art Award by EXHIBITION: Two-paintings A Seat at the Table (Magulang) and A Seat at the Table (Kapatid) (Local Release)

Release: Making Worlds – 28 July

12:40:59 pm

That’s Not Me – Ft L-Fresh The Lion by Dobby (Local Release)

12:45:06 pm

Traverse by Akagera (International Release)

Release: Traverse

12:45:38 pm

Rising Sun by Romare (International Release)

Release: Here Comes The Night EP

1:01:36 pm

INTERVIEW: Lihnida Krstanoska-Blazeska by EXHIBITION: Twisted Tales (Local Release)

Release: gaffa Gallery – 27 April 2024

1:02:00 pm

Worlds Within by The Golden Shadow (International Release)

Release: Single

1:02:54 pm

The Early Bird Catches by Karate Boogaloo (Local Release)

Release: Hold Your Horses

Program 58-24 Arts Friday on Eastside

Urban Enigmas is an exhibition of images from eight photos artists that unlock the subtle mysteries of urban places at gaffa Gallery. We take a walk with the curator and participating artist, Lynn Smith and we hear also from exhibiting artist Shawn Sijnstra. Head On Photo Festival Founder and Director, Moshe Rosenzveig speaks on their petition campaign to Save the Festival. The campaign draws attention to the concerns over the persistent shortfall in funding and the consequent downscaling of the Festival.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from Gadigal Bidiagal and birrabirragal country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. 

News posted story on Eastside:
Campaign Petition to Save Head On Photo Festival
https://eastsidefm.org/campaign-petition-to-save-head-on-photo-festival/

News posted story on Eastside:
Exhibition: Urban Enigmas | gaffa Gallery
https://eastsidefm.org/exhibition-urban-enigmas-gaffa-gallery/

Playlist

Edge of Time by Alan Braufman (int)
Infinite Love Infinite Tears

Loved by Four Tet (int)
Three

EXHIBITION: Urban Enigmas – 29 March by ARTISTS: Lynn Smith, Shawn Sijinstrat and Ewen Louis, Gallery Manager (loc)
GAFFA Gallery: https://www.gaffa.com.au/

Afronaut by SEED Ensemble (int)
Driftglass

PETITION CAMPAIGN TO SAVE: Head On Photo Festival by INTERVIEW: Moshe Rosenzveig, Founder and Director (loc)
https://headon.org.au/

Intertwined ft PEACH by Amanda Whiting (int)
EP

My Mind by Jimi Tenor (int)
My Mind